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Unread 01-27-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
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Springs or evo sliders?

I have enough money to pick up some new EVO sliders. But a buddy of mine just told me he has a set of metal cloak 2.5 dual rate springs. He wants $175 for all four. But if I buy that I can't get new sliders. What would you buy first. And if I get those spings what else would I have to add? Disco's, brake lines, adj track bars?

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Unread 01-27-2015, 08:44 PM   #2
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I'd cast my vote for the springs!
You're bound to drag everything else under the Jeep if you keep it stock height. Sliders are great to protect the side of the Jeep, but don't prevent hang-ups.

You'll probably need the extended brake lines, longer sway bar links/disconnects, and certainly an adjustable track bar to keep everything centered.

Look for SLADE's response. He knows MetalCloak very well.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 09:10 PM   #3
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That's what I was thinking originally. But I have a 2" budget boost with 33" tires now. It would be a while before I could bump up to 35's. I do wheel and tore up my tube steps last time I was out. But I also bumped up my game on some harder trails in Elbe. So I'm kinda torn between a good deal on springs or getting some really good side protection. Hope this helps a bit seeing my dilemma.
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Unread 01-27-2015, 09:40 PM   #4
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Another vote for springs, they are a much better value. Why not buy the springs, install them and then sell the budget boost to make up some of that money?
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Unread 01-27-2015, 11:59 PM   #5
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I agree with getting the coils and starting on your suspension. Youll out grow your budget boost awful fast once you start adding the weight of sliders, bumpers, and armor.

Plus it's a darn good price on the coils. You gotta take advantage of the deals when your working on a budget. Metalcloak has 2dr and 4dr specific coils, so make sure they are the right coils for your Jeep.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 12:36 AM   #6
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And if I get those spings what else would I have to add? Disco's, brake lines, adj track bars?

You'll be sitting right around 3" with Metalcloak 2.5" coils. Thats high enough to benefit from adj. Track bars and lower front control arms but it's also low enough to get by on the minimum. Brake lines will depend on your extended shock length and if your running disconects.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 01:16 AM   #7
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You might be able to just remove the brake line brackets and zip tie the front brake lines to the shock bodies. The rears you can fabricate a bracket extension pretty easy....just depends on how much slack you have.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 07:47 AM   #8
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Do you wheel this thing? If so, I'll go against the others and say sliders. Lower tub protection is really important if you are going to actually wheel it.


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That's what I was thinking originally. But I have a 2" budget boost with 33" tires now. It would be a while before I could bump up to 35's. I do wheel and tore up my tube steps last time I was out. But I also bumped up my game on some harder trails in Elbe. So I'm kinda torn between a good deal on springs or getting some really good side protection. Hope this helps a bit seeing my dilemma.
I somehow missed this post from you.

You already tore up tube steps. Evo sliders are some of the best out there. Put these on and you are set for rocker protection.

You can find springs for sale all the time.

Think about how pissed you would be if the next time you go out on your new 2.5" MC spings and catch a rock or a big tree stump/root in your rocker panel.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 08:18 AM   #9
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See that's just it I do wheel it now. Need new steps/sliders. New sliders won't stop be from wheeling. If anything they will alow me to do more without the fear of banging up the side of my jeep. Yeah the springs are a awesome deal. But it would be a year before I need new tires to fill that gap of the new springs anyway. I think I'm going to go with the armor. Then that's done. They really think about the direction of the type of lift I want. Just hate to pass up a great deal on some stellar springs.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 09:36 AM   #10
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Evo makes some awesome sliders! They are on the top of my list for armor. It seems like you have made your mind up and realistically I would do the same thing. If you have just enough for the springs but nothing else you're kinds stuck spending money on something you can really use right away. I honestly think it would be better to get the armor and wheel it until you get the money together for the complete lift rather than just piecing it together.

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Unread 01-28-2015, 10:17 AM   #11
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I just want to say everyone on this forum that I have had interaction with have been awesome. You share your experiences so others have real world ideas on how something is going to look or work. Thank you guys for all the great input. I really do appreciate all of it.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 05:33 PM   #12
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So I went the slider route. For now I can wheel with some satisfaction that I won't tear up the side of my rig and just take my time through the trails, until I can afford a complete lift.
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